Fire Department Health and Safety Officer

Instructional Hours: 39.00

Course Objective: To provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to effectively administer a fire department health and safety program.

Course Description: Major topics covered include the responsibilities of the health and safety officer; safety and health laws; codes, regulations and standards; record keeping and data analysis; standard operating procedures; organizational and operational risk management; safety and health programs; training functions; accident investigation and post-incident analysis; facilities inspection; apparatus, equipment and protective clothing; and reports and recommendations. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, learner presentations and small group learning activities.

Successful Completion: Students must attend required classroom sessions, demonstrate proficiency in the practical skills evolutions, complete all required online and classroom activities and homework assignments, and obtain a score of 70% or better on the final project. This course satisfies the professional certification requirements for Health and Safety Officer.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

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